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the political wills to demand no more bad schools. for get us and them. it's just us. we'll talk about how to do it with arne duncan and randi weingarten. and why drop a bomb when you can send an e-mail? a computer worm hits a key nuclear plant in iran. silent. but deadly. all that, plus politics with our monday megapanel. did we already have a smoking gun? they don't care. and a new ad comparing the right wing to the taliban. show starts right now. both in perception and performance, we know it and don't seem to have the political will to solve it. america's schools don't make the grade. nearly six in ten say the system needs major changes. according to our new poll, is data is overwhelming and yet, here we are. count president obama among the most concerned. here's his exclusive with matt lauer this morning. >> when we first set up the public school systems across the country, we were leaps and bounds ahead of the vast majority of countries around the world. that just is not true anymore. they have caught up and in some cases are surpassing us. >> two perfect examples, math and
with us, mary from arizona, was forced to go back to work when her husband lost his job. start with you diane. put this in context for us how prevalent is this problem and how are you defining it? >> it's not about women going into the workforce cht that's been happening for a generation. this is about women who have been, maybe they worked part time. they've been homemakers. they're going in to be the breadwinners because their husband's income has been diminished. it's likely a permanent shift. it's a much lower base. the types of base women are getting are not the jobs being lost. >> why do you say it's permanent? >> you look at what's happening, there's a lot of factors. diminished 401(k)s. stock portfolios that are done. housing prices, down. the average american family's wealth has been diminished, so you need that two income more than ever. the other reality is more often than not, it's one income or one and a half at this point because the husbands are not getting the jobs they used to have. >> mary, would you share a little of your story with us? >> sure. my husband was laid of
would be right. that's wrong. we don't have anymore money to spend. a lot of us don't have jobs anymore. this is a much deeper structural problem than obama is willing to accept. that's the number one problem. that's why we haven't had the recovery. joining us to explain it further is former secretary of labor under president clinton, robert rush. he's also chancellor of public policy at berkeley. his book "aftershock" the next economy in america's future will be out in september. secretary rush, do i have that roughly right? we have a confused crisis of confidence with a deep-seeded structural problem in the country? >> i think there is a deep-seeded structural problem. it's not just the business cycle. most people looking at this deep recession, this deep depression have said if you just get businesses and consumers to spend more, we'll be back up to where we should be, but there are deeper problems we are not addre addressing. >> let's talk about the problems. what caused the structural damage in the first place? >> for one people, people have fot had wage increases. if they do have
their factory and equipment investment in the u.s., and i think all of those are about trying to rebuild and put us on a long run growth path and i think it's fairly important. >> in addition to that, when you look at the fact that we need 30 million jobs, not 10 or 100,000 jobs a month, we need to be adding hundreds of thousands of jobs a month just to break even considering what we've been through, and when you look at that reality and you look at these approaches knowing that we, again, in my view, and i'd be interested to hear your thoughts, we have a structural problem, how do you address the mass need for employment with a structure in this country that still incentivizes capital in many cases to leave the country to be used for either speculation or something else? >> well, look, i -- i agree with the sentiment that we want to make a level playing field. we certainly don't want a tax code that encourages people to ship jobs overseas or anything like that. we want to try to encourage real investments here in this country. that's the point of this policy with infrastructure, are r & d, with
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